Antibiotic Stewardship “Tag Busters” Learning Series: Session 6

Antibiotic Stewardship “Tag Busters” Learning Series: Session 6

Session 6: Let’s Celebrate Successes!

Session Description:

Sharing success stories and tips to sustain your improvement efforts are a great way to end our learning series

Call to Action:

Please prepare to share your team’s QI project and outcomes for this final session

Following this session:




Office Hours: Please use this link to speak with Telligen/CDPHE facilitators during open office hours on the following 2023 dates:

    • Friday, April 14
    • Friday, June 9
    • Friday, August 11
    • Friday, May 12
    • Friday, July 14

Audience: Nursing homes staff, medical directors, prescribing clinicians and consultant pharmacists. We welcome anyone who supports long-term care providers with improving antibiotic stewardship practices.

Please Note: This learning series is available to Colorado long-term care facilities only. If you would like support related to Antibiotic Stewardship, please reach out to Telligen’s Infection Preventionist, Jaime Zapata at

Series Description: Telligen, the Quality Innovation Network-Quality Improvement Organization (QIN-QIO) for Colorado, and the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) invites you to join an upcoming “Tag Busters” learning series focused on antibiotic stewardship. Antibiotic stewardship optimizes the treatment of infections while reducing the side effects of antibiotic use. This learning series is aligned with and supports the CDC’s Core Elements of Antibiotic Stewardship for Nursing Homes and is designed to provide participants with evidence-based approaches to improve antibiotic use through action, tracking and reporting.

Why antibiotic stewardship?

    • 40% of antibiotic stewardship deficiency tags are related to tracking.
    • Antibiotics are often prescribed in nursing homes with 70% of residents receiving antibiotics in a single year.
    • Up to 75% of antibiotics prescribed in nursing homes may be unnecessary.
    • Inappropriate antibiotic use may result in adverse side effects, including Clostridioides difficile (C. diff) infections, resistant organisms and increased healthcare costs.

Each session of this learning series will feature a new topic during which experts will share key information, tools and resources to support success with improving antibiotic stewardship practices, resident safety and quality of care. This series occurs at 12 p.m. MT/1 p.m. CT on the first Friday of each month. Below are the session dates and topics:

Objectives of This Series Include:

    • Describe the core elements of antibiotic stewardship for nursing homes
    • Design quality initiatives to improve collecting, tracking and reporting of appropriate antibiotic use
    • Apply educational tools and resources to improve antibiotic stewardship programs
    • Demonstrate effective tracking and reporting practices

Registration Required: Registration is now closed for this project. If you would like to be put on the waiting list for the next cohort, please email Courtnay Ryan at Thank you!

For More Information: If you are interested in learning more, please contact Courtnay Ryan at

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